Well acappella rhymes'll
Make me richer than a slipper made Cinderella, fella
The folktale Cinderella tells of a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to a remarkable fortune. The word “cinderella” has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes are unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect.
Therefore, Nas says that his acapella rhymes (lines without musical accompaniment) will help him get noticed as a rapper, and that will do for him what the slipper did for Cinderella: help attain wealth and status.
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